Personal Needs and Boundaries

No Thanks

“Being able to say “no” is a necessary ingredient in a healthy lifestyle.” – David W. Earle

Jiminy Crickets

“Never act until you have clearly answered the questions: “What happens if I do nothing?” – Robert Brault

Hazmat

“Boundaries and risk management are very important parts of living a healthy and positive life.” – Bryant H. McGill

A Reasonable Balance

“There are reasons to set boundaries for yourself, but there are also reasons to keep doors open.” – Ashley Graham

The Offensive Defense

“Much of the time, the things we feel guilty about are not our issues. Another person behaves inappropriately or in some way violates our boundaries. We challenge the behavior, and the person gets angry and defensive. Then we feel guilty.” – Melody Beattie

Resist the Urge

“The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right time, but also to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.” – Dorothy Nevill

Questions with No Answers

“Indeed, the only truly serious questions are ones that even a child can formulate. Only the most naive of questions are truly serious. They are the questions with no answers. A question with no answer is a barrier that cannot be breached. In other words,, it is questions with no answers that set the limits of human possibilities, describe the boundaries of human existence.” – Milan Kundera

What do you Stand For?

“Staying silent is like a slow growing cancer to the soul. There is nothing intelligent about not standing up for yourself. You may not win every battle. However, everyone will at least know what you stood for – YOU.” – Shannon L. Alder

Clear Cut

“Use strong boundaries to limit your exposure to unnecessary negativity in life. Learn to say ‘No’ and ‘No More.’ You deserve peace.” – Akiroq

I’m Not Sorry

“If you spend your life sparing people’s feelings and feeding their vanity, you get so you can’t distinguish what should be respected in them.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald